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Cobalt and lithium recycling low despite climate change concerns

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.

4 Apr 2019

From medicine to nanotechnology: how gold quietly shapes our world

The periodic table of chemical elements turns 150 this year. The anniversary is a chance to shine a light on particular elements...

By Werner van Zyl 3 Apr 2019

Prosumers could solve Africa's power problem

The rise of the prosumer - someone who generates and consumes their own energy, which they can also sell into the grid - is a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times...

25 Mar 2019

Why solar and wind power are ruinously expensive

South Africa faces an energy calamity on two fronts. First is the disaster of Eskom. Second, and potentially worse, is the disaster of our REIPPPP and our lunatic IRP 2018 (Integrated Resource Plan)....

By Andrew Kenny 18 Mar 2019

Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ

The wind turbine tower sections for the 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm are being manufactured at Atlantis om Cape Town's West Coast...

7 Mar 2019

Focus on sustainability offers fresh investment prospects in the mining sector

A sharper focus on sustainability at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town a few weeks ago has started to translate into a different way of looking at mining, and with it, more opportunities for investment...

27 Feb 2019

Engineering internship opens for entry soon

Entry for enterprise asset management engineering company, Pragma's student training programme will open for entry on 1 March 2019...

21 Feb 2019

Explainer: why South Africa's energy generator is in so much trouble

Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa's many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest threat to South Africa's economy...

By Rod Crompton 13 Feb 2019

Accenture to launch local Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining

Accenture has announced plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg, South Africa...

6 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Taking mining beyond the frontiers

As traditional and known reserves deplete and ore-grades fall, miners will start exploring remote and previously inaccessible locations...

7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Renewables are the game-changer in Africa

By 2035, 80% of both total global energy production and consumption will be in developing countries]...

7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Mineral exploration likely to gain traction

South Africa's mining industry crawled to the end of 2018 battered, bruised, and a mere shadow of its former world-dominating self...

By Jade Davenport 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What to watch out for on the global renewables scene

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. What developments we can we expect from the solar and renewable energy sectors in 2019?

By Sven Lindström 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Battery market creates the commodities of the future

The battery revolution has created a market for metals such as lithium and cobalt, which will see them outperform traditional minerals and set them up as the commodities of the future...

7 Jan 2019

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